Heavy use of common antibiotics may increase risk of miscarriage

Researchers found that use of certain antibiotics in early pregnancy increased risk of miscarriage by as much as twofold.

Heavy use of common antibiotics may increase risk of miscarriageA link has been found by researchers at the University of Montreal in Canada between the use of macrolides, quinolones, tetracyclines, and some other common antibiotics in early pregnancy and an increased risk of miscarriage. These findings were recently reported in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Miscarriage is defined as the spontaneous loss of a […]

Delhi: Docs save life of mother and foetus suffering from swine flu using ECMO

This was a rare and critical case for the doctors to ensure the survival of both the mother and the unborn foetus. The ECMO circuit acts as an artificial heart and lung for the patient during ECMO therapy

Delhi: Docs save life of mother and foetus suffering from swine flu using ECMOIn an extremely rare case, doctors at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute (FEHI), Okhla, New Delhi, treated a 30-year-old pregnant woman who had tested positive for swine flu (H1N1 virus). The case was extremely critical and complex as the foetus could not be delivered prematurely, but had to be protected from the virus while in the […]

Pune: Timely diagnosis helps Pune docs save pregnant woman’s baby  

Doctors from Pune, Maharashtra have successfully saved the life of a baby via Intra Uterine Blood Transfusion (IUBT) procedure. The procedure is performed to replace the foetal red blood cells which are destroyed by the mother’s immune system

Pune: Timely diagnosis helps Pune docs save pregnant woman’s baby  It was a timely diagnosis by the doctors which helped them to identify the condition, through which they managed to save the babies life. Timely diagnosis plays a vital role in the management of the disease or medical treatment. Timely diagnosis in pregnancy essential.  And none other than Seema Dorge, a middle-aged woman from Shirur tehsil Pune, Maharashtra can […]

Maha health department on high alert to tackle any probable Zika outbreak in state

Last year, with Zika virus cases being reported in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu, the Maharashtra state health department has formed a team to keep a check on all tourists spots

Maha health department on high alert to tackle any probable Zika outbreak in stateWith cases of Zika virus reported in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu last year, the Maharashtra state health department has formed a surveillance team to keep a check on all tourists spots where people from different states visit. Dr Mahendra Jagtap, an entomologist from Maharashtra, said, “So far, no case is reported in […]

Here’s how diabetes impacts a baby in the womb during pregnancy

Researchers have discovered how high glucose levels, whether caused by diabetes or other factors, keep heart cells from maturing normally. Their findings help explain why babies born to women with diabetes are more likely to develop congenital heart disease

Here’s how diabetes impacts a baby in the womb during pregnancyA new study conducted at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA discovered how increased glucose levels caused either by diabetes or other factors keep heart cells from maturing normally. The findings of the study help to explain the reason for babies born to women with diabetes […]

Depression during pregnancy? Yes, it’s real! Know its causes and symptoms 

Depression during pregnancy is referred to as prenatal depression. According to the psychiatrist, cases of depression during pregnancy are rising day-by-day. Experts say, if not treated, it can prove to be fatal to the expectant mother and the developing foetus

Depression during pregnancy? Yes, it’s real! Know its causes and symptoms Have you ever heard about prenatal depression, or, have you ever experienced a low, lonely feeling during pregnancy? Even if you have not faced such a situation, many expectant mothers are facing this situation. According to the doctors, in India, around 15 to 20 pregnant women, per 100, are suffering from prenatal depression. Depression can […]

Maha: Govt issues guidelines to dispose off non-usable sonography machines

The state government has constituted a committee to curb the illegal use of sonography machines. The district-level committee will decide on scrapping or disposing of the machine. The government made it mandatory to video record the process of dismantling

Maha: Govt issues guidelines to dispose off non-usable sonography machinesThe Maharashtra government has issued the guidelines for scrapping the sonography machine. The government formed a district-level committee to decide on the disposal of the machines. The committee has been formed to curb the misuse of the machines that are used to determine the sex of the foetus. As there are no specific guidelines written […]

Air pollution having adverse impact on reproductive health of women

A small new study offers insights into precisely how air pollution can harm foetuses. In the study, researchers found microscopic soot particles in the placentas of pregnant women living in London, suggesting that these harmful particles can pass into the umbilical cord

Air pollution having adverse impact on reproductive health of womenThe harmful effects of air pollution affect far more than a person’s respiratory system; previous research has found that it can also hurt babies in the womb. Earlier studies have shown that there’s an “association between maternal exposure to air pollution and effects on the foetus,” said study co-author Lisa Miyashita, a postdoctoral researcher at […]

Mother’s sleep can impact health of their growing baby

How much sleep mothers get when they are pregnant can impact on the health of their growing baby, according to a new scoping study conducted by the University of South Australia

Mother’s sleep can impact health of their growing babyAssessing outcomes relating to birth weight, foetal growth, pre-term delivery and stillbirth, researchers identified four key aspects of maternal sleep that may contribute to poor foetal outcomes. Lead researcher, UniSA’s Associate Professor Jane Warland, says the research gives expectant mothers and clinicians important insights into sleep and healthy pregnancies. “This study looks into relatively un-navigated […]

Researchers working on blood test to predict premature births

Scientists are trialling a blood test that may predict whether a pregnant woman will give birth prematurely. Preliminary results, published in the journal Science, suggest it is accurate in up to 80% of high-risk women. The team, at Stanford University, in the US, say it is also as accurate as ultra-sound scans at predicting due dates

Researchers working on blood test to predict premature birthsEach year in the U.S., one in 10 babies is born prematurely. Around the world, that number is slightly higher, affecting 15 million infants annually. In a new study published in Science, researchers led by a group at Stanford University report the first steps toward a blood test that can predict which pregnancies are most […]
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